Bluegrass Beacon: To join or not to join? That is the (right-to-work) question

‘Tis the season to celebrate America’s independence and recent Supreme Court decisions. Earlier this month, we praised the Kentucky Supreme Court’s ruling prohibiting unelected bureaucrats from enforcing smoking bans on private property while giving elected officials a pass on a controversial policy. Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Harris v Quinn that homecare…

Bluegrass Beacon: Smoking-ban ruling impedes ‘ascendance of a fourth branch of government – the regulatory state’

There’s nothing like a massive sinkhole opening up and swallowing eight prized sports cars at the National Corvette Museum to increase ticket sales. Attendance at the Bowling Green attraction is up by as much as 70 percent during some recent months compared to a year ago. And, there’s nothing like a ruling by the Kentucky…

Bluegrass Beacon: Making transparency-tough choices connection key to solving pension crisis

Chris Tobe, a former Kentucky Retirement Systems trustee and author of “Kentucky Fried Pensions: A Culture of Cover-up and Corruption,” describes the commonwealth’s pension crisis as a “cancer eating its way through the whole state.” This cancer has spread – from Louisville, where a judge ruled that Seven Counties Services – a mental health agency…

It’s a Free-Market Friday with BIPPS on the Joe Elliott Show on Louisville’s 970 WGTK-AM

Bluegrass Institute President Jim Waters joins talk show host Joe Elliott for a Free-Market Friday tomorrow at @ 10 a.m. (EDT)on Louisville’s 970 WGTK-AM. Don’t be surprised if the recent Bluegrass Institute policy victory related to the Kentucky Supreme Court’s ruling last week that put the clamps on unelected county health boards implementing and enforcing smoking bans…